# What is the formula mass for carbon tetrafloride?

Mar 13, 2016

$88$ amu

#### Explanation:

1. Write down the formula of the compound;
$C {F}_{4}$
2. Identify the number of atoms of each element composing the compound;
$C = 1$
$F = 4$
3. Take the atomic masses of the elements from the Periodic Table and multiply with the number of atoms;
$C = 1$x$12 = 12$ amu
$F = 4$x$19 = 76$ amu
4. Total is $88$ amu